British reggae star Finley Quaye – remember him? – was bizarrely thrown off stage during the middle of one of his live sets… by the promoter of his own gig.

The 41 year old Edinburgh born singer, responsible for a string of well-received singles at the end of the Britpop era in the ‘90s, was interrupted half an hour into his set at the Convent Club in Woodchester, Gloucestershire by Matt Roberts, the show’s promoter.

“I am so sorry guys, I have worked in the industry 28 years, I have a reputation,” Roberts told the crowd as he halted the set. He then told Quaye’s backing band “you guys, go home,” before addressing the crowd saying “we will refund the tickets, and I can only say that I am so sorry because the music industry and live music is beautiful.”

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